News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Smokers often die prematurely: study

In the words of our Washington State Motto: "SayWA?!"

Cigarette smoking strongly increases the risk of dying in middle age for both men and women. "Our study shows that smoking strongly reduces the chances of surviving from 40 to 70 years of age," write Dr. Stein Emil Volsett [sic - his name is actually Vollset!] of the University of Bergen and colleagues. There is a clear dose-response relationship between smoking and mortality -- survival decreases with increasing number of cigarettes smoked per day, they note.

The study is published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

If this is true, the government should take some sort of action! This is outrageous! I demand they consider putting warning labels on cigarettes! Another revolutionary idea brought to you by News that Vexes.


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